with The Expertech Group for several years developing a comprehensive
set of applications and tools. These have included presentation
software, installers, general tools and utilities and much more.
The application above is part of a
flexible Sales Training and Customer Presentation suite. One module
displays a Director "Movie In A Window" or PowerPoint
slideshow in the large window and a
transcript of the video presentation in the smaller one. All
elements remain perfectly synchronized to MPEG or Quicktime video
in the upper left. There is full user control over playback or movement
anywhere in the presentation. Multiple transcript windows are also
supported, to facilitate additional language transcriptions.
We also developed a set of tools for
creating presentation components. The Transcript Cast Authoring
Tool, shown above, is one of these. It imports a transcription as
a standard text file. The tool automatically breaks the text up
into a series of separate elements. The user may then edit and manipulate
the resulting text cast members and save them as a separate castlib.
These tools do not require an installed copy of Director to use!